As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.
Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.
Apple released brand new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday, and they're free for anyone that's buying a computer or mobile device. For the rest of us, there may be some money changing hands to get the most recent version of the iWork suite on our devices. Read on to see where to get the apps and what you can expect to pay.
Apple released updates for Migration Assistant and Workgroup Manager on Tuesday. The Migration assistant updates are for people migrating to Mavericks from Lion, Snow Leopard, or various versions of Windows. The Workgroup Manager update is an unspecified update.
OS X Mountain Lion users got an update to Safari on Tuesday, giving them shared links support and a new sidebar. MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users got a little something, too, thanks to Safari 6.1's improved energy efficiency features.
Mac Geek Gab listener Stephen wants to defragment his Mac’s hard drive to regain lost performance. We explain how the process works and recommend some tools and methods to help him get the job done.
If you've ever had to go through the tedious process of comparing differences between two folders to figure out which files were missing from one, then this tip's for you. There's a much better, faster way to handle that task, and you don't have to download a darned thing to do so. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt'll fill you in.
Apple released MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 on Thursday, an update that fixes a data loss problem with mid 2012 MacBook air models.
Apple updated Java for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion on Tuesday. The releases adds compatibility for Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_65.
Apple released a supplemental update for OS X 10.8.5 to address four issue in Mountain Lion, including a FaceTime HD issue (that also affected Skype on mid 2013 MacBook Air), an issue effecting external drives, a problem with HDMI audio, and an issue affecting USB Bluetooth adapters.
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